Past Vivian Lamb Lectures

Outsourcing Memory: Is the computer interchangeable with our memory? What does our reliance on technology affect how we relate to one another and how we understand ourselves?

Professor Noreen Herzfeld, Saint John's University
February 2, 2016
4:30 PM Connelly Cinema

 

The Human Being in Transition

The Human Being in Transition: The Impact of Neurotechnology and Importance of Neuroethics

James Giordano, Georgetown University
November 19th, 2015
Connelly Cinema, 4:30 pm  
ACS APPROVED 

Recording
 

"The Sciences of Emergent Complexity:  Evolutionary Emergence of Body, Mind, and Spirituality"

Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology
April 15, 2015 - Driscoll Hall Auditorium
3:30 pm

Science is more than physics and we are more than a “pack of neurons.” This Vivian J. Lamb Lecture explores the new sciences of emergent complexity. A quick trip from the beginnings of the cosmos to birth of consciousness and beyond shows that no single law rules every innovation; each new level calls for a new set of tools and concepts to explain it. The picture of an evolving universe suggests very different answers to some of humanity’s most enduring questions. Could it be that the emergence of novelty is a deeper insight than reduction? How should we re-conceive thought, mind, culture, and human civilization in relation to religion and spirituality?  ACS APPROVED
 

Stephen Hawking and St. Augustine talk about the beginning of the world(s)
Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA, Villanova University
September 25, 2014
Bartley 1011
4:30 PM 

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Lucky Numb3rs:  Struggling with Observation and Mathematics in Medieval Islamic Science

Dr. John McGinnis
University of Missouri- St. Louis
November 14, 2013
4:30pm - Connelly Cinema

 

A Doctor, a saint, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine

Dr. Victoria Sweet
April 18, 2013
4:30 PM - Driscoll Hall Auditorium

RECORDING

Co-sponsored by The Augustinian Institute and the School of Nursing

Her fascinating interview on WHYY’s “Voices in the Family” (Monday, April 8, 2013) by Dr. Dan Gotlieb will be a good introduction: http://whyy.org/cms/voicesinthefamily/

 

Archbishop Lazar Puhalo
Models of Reality as Sources of Conflict

February, 25, 2013
4:30 pm - Driscoll Hall Auditorium

This event is co-sponsored by The Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies

 

"Reaching the Omega Point - the Trajectory of an Open Universe?"
September 16, 2010
4:30 pm - Connelly Center Cinema
Keith Ward, Fellow of the British Academy, member of the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Oxford, an ordained priest of the Church of England, and author of The Big Questions in Science and Religion and Divine Action: 

Recording

 

"Looking for God In all the Wrong Places"

"Looking for God In all the Wrong Places"
November 17, 2004
Kenneth Miller

"Philosophical History and the Problem of Consciousness"

"Philosophical History and the Problem of Consciousness"
February 18, 2005
Paul Livingston

"Modern Physics and Ancient Faith"

"Modern Physics and Ancient Faith"
March 16, 2005
Steven Barr

"Why God Won't Go Away"

"Why God Won't Go Away"
November 2, 2005
Andrew Newberg

"Comparing the Cognitive Foundations of Science and Religion"

"Comparing the Cognitive Foundations of Science and Religion"
February 15, 2006
Robert N. McCauley

"Attending to Cognitive Science"

"Attending to Cognitive Science"
April 21, 2006
Charles Folk

"Darwin's Compass: How evolution discovers the song of creation"

"Darwin's Compass: How evolution discovers the song of creation"
November 8, 2006
Simon Conway Morris

"Thomas Aquinas on Aristotle's "Physics": The Challenge of Commentary"

"Thomas Aquinas on Aristotle's "Physics": The Challenge of Commentary"
March 6, 2007
Helen Lang

"St. Augustine of Hippo and the Cosmologists"

"St. Augustine of Hippo and the Cosmologists"
April 16, 2007
Christopher Stoughton

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Chestnut Hill College

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Chestnut Hill College
Monday January 28th, 2008 at 4:00 pm in the Connelly Cinema, followed by a faculty reception in the Presidents' Lounge

Recording

The Institute for Religion and Science

 

 

"An Ecological Perspective on the Science/Religion Encounter"

"An Ecological Perspective on the Science/Religion Encounter"
Monday April 28th, 2008  Professor George W. Fisher Johns Hopkins University

"The Use and Abuse of Genetics, 1900-1950:  What Can We Learn From The Past?

"The Use and Abuse of Genetics, 1900-1950:  What Can We Learn From The Past?
Thursday November 20, 2008 Professor Garland Allen, Washington University in St. Louis

"The Universe Present, Past, and Future:  What we Know, What We Will Know Soon, and How It May Change Our View of Everything

The Universe Present, Past, and Future:  What we Know, What We Will Know Soon, and How It May Change Our View of Everything
Wednesday April 15, 2009  Professor Paul J. Steinhardt, Princeton University

 

Medicine:  At the Crossroads of Science and Religion  - A Symposium

Medicine:  At the Crossroads of Science and Religion  - A Symposium
April 15, 2010 - 4:15 PM - Driscoll Auditorium
Dr. Helen Lang, Department of Philosophy, Villanova University
Dr. Michael Lamb, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Thomas McElhinney, Department of Religion, Temple University
Professor. Marita Frain, School of Nursing, Villanova University 

Can Theology Make Sense of Evolution?

Can Theology Make Sense of Evolution?
March 28, 2011 4:30 - Driscoll Hall Auditorium
John F. Haught, Ph.D. Senior Fellow Science & Religion- Woodstock Theological Center Georgetown University

Creation Stories

Creation Stories
Guy Consolmagno, SJ
Vatican Observatory
November 9th, 2011
Driscoll Auditorium

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